Dual King George VI Chase winner Clan Des Obeaux tops the entries for the Boxing Day feature race with Paul Nicholls looking for his 12th victory in the Grade One at Kempton.
Last season he started his term off over in Northern Ireland in November with Nicholls sending him into the Grade One Champion Chase at Down Royal and he finished a smart second behind Road To Respect and it worked out to be the perfect prep run ahead of the King George VI.
He went on to become a dual King George winner on Boxing Day and will look to add a third on the 26th having had a superb prep run at Haydock.
Having not gone down the same route as last year with heading over to Down Royal, Nicholls took Clan Des Obeaux to the Mersyside track for the Grade One Betfair Chase.
Having ran a stormer the whole way round, the heavy ground in the final stages told and saw him finish a close second to triple winner of the race Bristol De Mai.
Fitness wise that race would have put him spot on for his third tilt at the King George and showing how well he handles the track could be the difference between him and stablemate Cyrname.